Columnists
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Adoption of the Abolition Amendment is a necessary step if the US is ever to face honestly the enduring legacy of slavery on which it was built.
Columnists
Civil rights march on Washington, D.C. Film negative by photographer Warren K. Leffler, 1963. (Image: Library of Congress/Unsplash)
Duncan Cameron | A long history of slavery, indentured labour and discrimination has shaped anti-Black racism across the continent.
Columnists
Cover of book by Charles A. Taylor. Photo: The COM Library/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The real-world impacts of slavery were front and centre in Washington, D.C., this week, as hearings and public gatherings convened to address long-overdue racial and economic justice.
Columnists
Daguerreotype of Papa Renty. Photo: Joseph Thomas Zealy/Harvard University/Wikimedia CommonsPhoto: Joseph Thomas Zealy/Wikimedia Commons
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The ownership of daguerreotypes that feature enslaved men and women, and controlled by Harvard University, is a legal question that strikes at the heart of slavery.
Podcast
Julie Francoeur, Executive Director of FairTrade
Gilad Cohen, Simona Ramkisson, Brandon Fragomeni, Alex Castellani, Ron Ma | Julie Francoeur of Fairtrade Canada talks about how people get caught up in slavery, how it finds itself in nearly everything we own, and ways to address this ever-growing dilemma.
Podcast
Ghost Fleet
Face2Face | A story about the illegal fishing industry in South East Asia, the environmental implications, slave labour, and rights-based activism.
Blog
Old Glory, the Star Spangled Banner, the current and probably terminal version of the national flag of the United States (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | We're not sorry! Independence Day 2018 demands from Canadians polite restraint, even chilly reserve, toward our neighbours.
Columnists
Kanye West. Photo: Super 45 | Música Independiente/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Kanye West, the legendary rap artist, provoked controversy this week when he said in an interview: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. … That sounds like a choice."
Blog
Martin Luther King's battle for racial justice can inform our reaction to the Gerald Stanley murder trial
Dennis Gruending | Indigenous and Black experiences of oppression are not equivalent, but we can learn from civil rights activism when fighting for justice for Indigenous peoples in Canada.
News
Karina Griffith uses film, music, theatre, panel discussions and storytelling to address the 10-point Plan for Reparatory Justice produced by CARICOM in 2014
June Chua | Karina Griffith uses film, music, theatre, panel discussions and storytelling to address the 10-point Plan for Reparatory Justice produced by CARICOM in 2014
Columnists
Tourists in Venice. Photo: Roberto Trombetta/flickr
Rick Salutin | Is it possible that tourism has reached the end of its life cycle, like, possibly, zoos? Residents in big tourist cities react a lot like animals in cages: pacing, then snarling.
Blog
Yves Engler | Africans were held in bondage here for 200 years and the Atlantic provinces had important ties to the Caribbean plantation economies.